Take Very Good
Care of YouselvesDeuteronomy 4:15



There are two major types of diabetes - Type 1 and Type 2. Their differences are summarized below:

















Type 1 Diabetes (IDDM)
Insulin-Dependent Diabetes
used to be-Juvenile-Onset Diabetes


Type 2 Diabetes (NIDDM)
Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes
used to be-Mature Onset Diabetes




  • 10-15% of cases


  • Beta cells within the Pancreas produce little or no insulin, due to an autoimmune system malfunction. Can be due to a virus or other environ-mental agent. Exact cause is still a mystery.


  • Treated with insulin. Various delivery options are available plus:


  • Regular meals with even carbohydrate distribution to match insulin dosage. Regular exercise and weight control are recommended.



  • 85-90% of cases


  • Insulin is produced but body cells resist its action and glucose cannot enter cells. This is strongly associated with lifestyle factors such as obesity, inactivity and family history.


  • With early detection can often times be treated with diet and exercise. Sometimes requires medication (pills, insulin and/or combination therapy).


  • Alternative therapies in combination with medical therapy/diet & exercise, is being tried and proving very helpful under certain conditions and with many individuals

Some Warning Signals


Some Warning Signals




  • Frequent urination


  • Continual thirst


  • Rapid weight loss


  • Unusual hunger


  • Extreme weakness/fatigue


  • Nausea, vomiting, irritability



  • Any Type I symptom


  • Blurred vision


  • Excessive itching


  • Skin infections with slow healing


  • Tingling/numbness in feet